Gurman: MacBook Air Not Expected to Come in a Range of iMac-Like Colors

The upcoming 2022 MacBook Air is not expected to come in a range of colors similar to the 24-inch iMac, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In a tweet, Gurman says that the MacBook Air is likely to come in the standard space gray, silver, and gold colors, similar to prior models.

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Reports of multiple color options are likely "exaggerated," according to Gurman, who says he is not expecting much more than the typical ‌MacBook Air‌ colors, but the gold color could be more of a champagne. He also says that it will be available in his "favorite ‌iMac‌ color," a shade of blue.


Rumors have indicated that the ‌MacBook Air‌ will feature off-white bezels and an off-white keyboard, drawing similarities to the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ and fueling expectations of a wider range of colors. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in March said the next ‌MacBook Air‌ would feature "more color options" but he did not provide specific details, and there have been no concrete rumors on color options.

The upcoming ‌MacBook Air‌ is expected to feature a redesigned chassis that's similar to the MacBook Pro, doing away with the tapered design. It is not yet clear if it will have a notch, but it seems to be a possibility.

Some rumors have suggested the ‌MacBook Air‌ will have a next-generation M2 chip, but Apple analyst ‌Ming-Chi Kuo‌ believes that it will continue to use an M1 chip, with Apple instead offering the new design as the main selling point.

The ‌MacBook Air‌ could be unveiled as soon as next Monday, as Gurman has said that Apple might introduce it at the Worldwide Developers Conference. For more on what to expect from the WWDC keynote, we have a dedicated guide that outlines all of the rumors we've heard so far.

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Top Rated Comments

exoticSpice Avatar
4 weeks ago

And put the TouchBar back on the MBA while you are at it!
It was never on the Air and hopefully never will be
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
4 weeks ago
This "Air" has the weirdest most lame of rumors. Macbook like chassis rather than the wedge Air. Drop of Air moniker. No new colors. No bigger screen. But white bezels and keyboard instead of black. An M2 that's not really an M2 but more a M1.01...

Erm.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
4 weeks ago
Still hope they release it in many colours it would be awesome!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tgwaste Avatar
4 weeks ago
Cause they wouldnt sell. White bezels = low sales. Mark my words.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Orange Bat Avatar
4 weeks ago
My wild, out-of-left-field speculation is that there’s a chance that this may not be a MacBook Air, but a new plain ol’ MacBook. It may be a replacement for the 13 inch Pro which, frankly, makes no sense any longer without at least an M1 Pro chip option. In fact, Apple could essentially eliminate the 13 inch Pro AND the Air with one brand new laptop. It simplifies the product line while still offering a lower end laptop.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
4 weeks ago
None of this is making me want to part with my M1 MBA, which is my favorite MacBook of all time. Sorry, 16" M1 Max, love you too.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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